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June 20, 2018
12:20 PM

Get up to speed on the roles of adjusters in the claims process. The Department of Insurance is prioritizing consumer education on the topic.

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June 19, 2018
3:40 PM
Get the scoop on how to cover bars and restaurants, food trucks and caterers, craft brewers and more.
June 19, 2018
2:20 PM

Your auto customers vacationing north of the border must carry Canadian ID cards or risk fines. Non-Resident Inter-Province Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Cards must be shown if a U.S. resident is involved in an accident or is pulled over.

June 19, 2018
12:00 AM

NFIP claims with a loss date of June 7 through the end of the year are subject to changes in the claims process, as FEMA looks to improve customer service.

June 6, 2018
11:25 AM

The latest malware – which has compromised hundreds of thousands of routers – drives home the need for identity theft and cyber liability insurance.

June 6, 2018
10:30 AM
Join us for new courses this summer: “Grilled Cheese, Beer, & Insurance” and “The Good & Nasty Stuff.” Hurry! These classes sell out fast.
June 6, 2018
10:20 AM

Thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, and supported this year’s Delaware Convention. Check out photos from last week’s event, and mark your calendar for next year.

June 6, 2018
10:10 AM

If you’ve noticed an influx of updated privacy terms and conditions, you’re not alone. Chances are the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) triggered them. Which begs the question: Does the reg apply to your agency or your customers?

May 23, 2018
12:25 PM

As the U.S. Treasury Department mulls federal tax law guidance, your federal government affairs team – the Big “I” – continues to advocate for insurance agency owners to receive the full benefit of new deductions.

May 22, 2018
10:10 AM

Rely on vetted consumer content to educate condo unit owners on their coverage needs. The latest addition to our consumer education library explains coordination of condo unit and condo association coverage.

May 15, 2018
2:45 PM

As graduation season approaches, study how the Homeowners’ and Personal Auto policies respond to students living away from home. Then educate your customers in advance of the fall college semester.

May 15, 2018
2:40 PM
Join us for new courses this summer. Registration is open for our 8-credit special topic seminars, “Grilled Cheese, Beer, & Insurance” and “The Good & Nasty Stuff.”
May 15, 2018
2:20 PM
Learn about the eligibility and underwriting changes coming to the RLI Personal Umbrella Policy beginning on June 1.
May 9, 2018
3:40 PM

There’s some volatility in the interpretation of exempt and non-exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of employers in a case involving car dealerships.

May 9, 2018
2:20 PM

Try a free, quick test of your agency’s website to determine if the information you collect from customers is secure.

May 9, 2018
10:35 AM

Rely on vetted consumer content to educate consumers with hard-to-place risks. The latest addition to our consumer education library covers excess and surplus (E&S) lines insurance.

May 9, 2018
10:30 AM

We’re poised to work with the Department of Insurance administration, which now includes a new deputy insurance commissioner who replaces Mitch Crane.

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May 2, 2018
3:05 PM

The Department of Insurance this week issued a bulletin to clarify implementation of the state’s recently increased minimum auto liability limits.

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May 2, 2018
11:55 AM

Over one-third of all homeowners’ insurance liability claims result from dog bites. But can insurance companies exclude certain dogs from policies based on breed rather than biting history? 

May 2, 2018
11:30 AM

Use caution when sending customers pre-filled applications with signature flags. Check out our best practices and sample letter. 

April 26, 2018
10:50 AM

Summer and seasonal insurance exposures are right around the corner. Brush up on the standard HO’s and PAP’s coverage for golf carts, ATVs, motor homes, boats, pools, trampolines and more.  

April 25, 2018
1:30 PM

From mergers and acquisitions to private equity sales, the independent agency channel is facing an influx of business successions.

April 25, 2018
11:40 AM

More than two dozen IA&B members joined over 1,000 independent agents from across the country to advocate on behalf of our industry at last week's Big “I” Legislative Conference.

April 25, 2018
11:25 AM
Residual market rates will drop mid-year thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The Residual Market Plan and U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Residual Market Plan are impacted.
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April 17, 2018
11:45 AM

Nationwide will discontinue writing through exclusive agents – with the exception of direct-to-consumer sales over the phone and online – by July 2020.

April 17, 2018
11:35 AM

Take note of the latest federal appellate court decision, as case law continues to oscillate on coverage for faulty workmanship under the CGL.

April 16, 2018
4:20 PM

Access the latest NFIP Flood Insurance Manual to adopt the April 1, 2018 program changes.

April 16, 2018
3:45 PM

Inquiring minds want to know what issues you would like IA&B to address. Share your suggestions for the upcoming IA&B Board of Directors’ meeting agenda.

April 16, 2018
3:35 PM

Mark your calendar and update your agency management system: An updated Delaware ACORD form will become effective this summer.

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April 11, 2018
3:10 PM

Review your withholding now that the new tax law is in effect. The IRS updated its withholding calculator and Form W-4.